Not every region of Serbia is suitable for every corn: what to sow in Bačka, Banat and Srem?

The demand for corn seeds is high. Producers, as every year, choose hybrids that will bring them the highest yields. But desires are one thing, and reality is often different. Because the region where you grow plants has a great influence on the profitability of corn production. Different regions have different characteristics, and accordingly you should choose those hybrids that will give the best possible results in the given production conditions.

This is exactly the topic that breeders from AS hybrids are intensively dealing with. According to Dr. Nenad Vasić, the leading selector from that house, the territory of Serbia is divided into several agricultural regions. In accordance with that division and the specifics of a certain area, producers should choose the appropriate maize hybrids.

Thus, when we talk about the region of northern Bačka and Banat, which is known for poorer soils, uneven distribution and deficit of precipitation, AS hybrids recommend early hybrids, such as AS 201 ili AS 3300. With densities, however, one should be careful. Due to the arid climate, it is better to go to the lower recommended densities: for AS 201, which has a determinant cob, the recommendation is 65-70,000 plants per hectare, while for AS 3300, which can extend the cob well, the recommendation is 65,000 plants.

as 3300
AS 3300

The situation in the region of central and southwestern Bačka, central and western Srem is completely different. It is the heart of our corn production area, with good quality soil and a good rainfall distribution. Hybrids such as are recommended here AS 5M43 i AS 6E02, because these later maturing groups have been shown to give the highest yields. Densities of 65-68,000 plants per hectare are recommended for these hybrids. Producers in this region can also sow AS 507 ili AS 72, but at lower densities, about 65,000 plants per hectare.

Recommendations are similar when it comes to silage hybrids. For the drier region of northern Banat and Backa, Dr. Vasić recommends silage hybrids AS 144S ili AS 170. As for the more fertile central Bačka and western Srem, later silage hybrids can be sown there. AS 160 ili AS 180, which have a higher fertility potential.

It is important to follow these recommendations and adapt the seeds to the climate where they are sown. Only in this way do you maximize the chances that your returns will be good. Also, all the questions you have about the choice
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